It might seem odd for the Alouettes’ highest-paid player, but because of financial — and probably boredom — reasons, Vernon Adams Jr. has been working as a driver for Uber Eats while he waits to see whether the Canadian Football League season will begin.
Adams, who signed a three-year contract extension in late January — one that included a signing bonus of close to $200,000 — said he can make up to US$500 on a good day.
“I’m not broke, and I got a signing bonus … but the money was starting to run low,” he said on Wednesday. “Let me do something where I don’t have to be around too many people, drop it off and get a nice tip.”
Adams, 27, said a good part of his bonus has been invested for his post-CFL life. He also established trust funds for his children when they turn 18. He and his wife, Liz, welcomed their second child in late May. Adams also had a home gym installed — complete with weights, a football throwing net and portable sauna — in the garage of his off-season home in Tacoma, Wash.